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  • Someone from San Francisco, United States
    Someone from San Francisco, United States Can't wait! Your son sounds like me I have 11 textbooks on Paleontology all 500-700 pages! Dinosaurs is still my fascination but now it's grown into how all things, lived, breathed, and went extinct! :)
    1 year ago
  • Yonas Yohannes
    @yonas Yonas Yohannes I have come to know quite a bit on this subject thanks to my son who is obsessed with Archeology especially paleontology.  I try to keep up with his ever growing knowledge and need to keep up with him. This is a beautiful subject and subject I like to be part of and contribute with my son.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from United Kingdom
    Someone from United Kingdom @payton-w-1 I have applied to be founder :)
    2 years ago
  • Someone from United Kingdom
    Someone from United Kingdom I don't know a lot about archaeology, but I have had an interest in this subject for many years. It all started with dinosaurs, and evolved into the evolution of humans.

    I know how carbon dating works, and I believe that archaeology should be on Socratic!
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Columbia, United States
    Someone from Columbia, United States Hey guys my name is Payton and I have a passion for Archaeology most probably do not and have a decent amount of knowledge on the topic. So if I do become the first founder then hopefully I can at least get the subject started before I become a founder in Paleontology (If more people vote for it) and leave the rest of archaeology for people more knowledgeable than me on the subject.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from United States
    Someone from United States My background in Archaeology isn't a lot but I have a fascination in Archaeology and Paleontology and I want to help out teaching the little I know to others.
    2 years ago
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How are new subjects launched?

By the community! (With support from the Socratic team.) To launch a subject on Socratic, you need a founding team of eight people who are committed to building and supporting the subject through its critical early days.

Once eight founders have signed up, you will form a team that collaborates to grow and nurture the subject using a live version of the site. You will write the subject's first featured answers and recruit other contributors. Most important, you will lead by example by participating often and encouraging others to do the same.

Once the founding team has built a foundation of helpful answers and a healthy community of supporters, the subject will graduate, meaning it will join the ranks as a designated Socratic learning resource. We'll also design a beautiful subject badge to make it official!

Who can be a subject founder?

Anyone who knows a lot about Archaeology can become a founder. Why? The Socratic community values passion, diversity of opinions, and commitment over credentials.

Alongside your knowledge, your passion to share and spread Archaeology with students everywhere should be your driving force. This is what will help your subject succeed!

Why should I become a founder?
  • Be one of eight people building a shared resource that will reach more than a million students every month. Now that's legacy.
  • Connect and collaborate with brilliant people around the world who share your passion. Find your tribe.
  • Earn credibility and status, online and off. Add it to your resume! Founding a subject will keep you sharp, and can even help in your professional life.
  • Have fun. Building something you're proud of feels pretty darn good.
When I sign up to be a founder, what am I committing to? I'm not sure I have time.

New subjects need a foundation of helpful answers and, most important, continuous participation from passionate folks. As a founder, you will:

  • Ensure that your founding team creates at least 20 featured answers that represent that very best in your subject
  • Participate often and encourage other team members, so that you meet your shared goal of high activity days (days on which 8 or more people contribute)

No matter who you are, life is busy and unpredictable. That's why there are no individual or time-based requirements for subject founders. You can contribute to your shared goals anytime, from anywhere - so long as you make an active effort to support the team and push the subject forward.

Can I invite friends to be founders?

If you know someone who would be a great founder for a new subject on Socratic, you can — and should! — invite that person by sharing the link to this page with them, and encouraging them to sign up.

Inviting a friend to join you on the founding team likely means working with someone you already respect, which'll help establish trust amongst the team early on. Trust = better outcomes and more fun.

I would love to see Archaeology on Socratic! Can I get involved without becoming a founder?

Yes! To help get Archaeology launched on Socratic, you can:

  • Recruit others (know a potential founder?) and spread the word (share links with interested friends or online groups you're part of)
  • Contribute early answers — anyone can write answers, even if you're not a founder
  • Ask some of the first questions (if you're studying this subject or want to learn about it)
  • Get to know the founders and chime in with support and encouragement